Matthew Beniers

Height / Weight
6' 0" / 175 lbs
Born
November 5th 2002 (18)
Position
Center
Country
United States
School
University of Michigan
NHL 2021 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2021 8
SCOUTING REPORT

The best draft eligible forward on the USA-National Development Team., currently a Freshmen at the University of Michigan. Was second on the USA developmental teams scoring in 2019-20. Opened eyes at the 2020-21 World Junior tourney U-20 with his dynamic three zone commitment noticeable on every shift. An excellent puck-handler and high end speedster who is equally comfortable as a set up offensive plays or finish them. Displays a strong shot and release. Very hockey smart, and uses his high IQ to finish and set up looks for his teammates. Has first step quickness and plays quick. Has a very good shot and quick release. He is more of a shooter than possession type centre. Played left wing for a stretch. A smart responsible 200 foot player with a high hockey IQ who breaks up attacking plays, and fights to take pucks back. Committed to the University of Michigan.

 

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